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Reset, Restart, Reimagine 3R´s for COVID

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Reset, Restart, Reimagine 3R´s for COVID

In the middle of March 2020, just one day after our friends of Ten Thousand Villages Evanston, visited our artisans in Peru, the country closed, entering into strict and mandatory quarantine and curfews for more than

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Technology A Driver For Inclusion

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Technology A Driver For Inclusion

WORKING AGAINST COVID  During this #COVID and in strict quarantine in Perú, we met Alcira through social media, where a great person posted her talent works and her critical situation of poverty to feed their kids.  Alcira is a single mom, native from Ayacucho who migrates to Lima, looking for better conditions and opportunities for their 3 kids. She has to raise them by herself outskirt of Lima and she has been struggling to find a job in this pandemic even though her talent, skills and 10 years of experience in Arpillera technique.  Are you asking yourself what is Arpillera technique? This is a traditional work that has passed over generations, Arpillera means burlap in Spanish, is a brightly colored patchwork picture made predominantly by groups of women (also known as arpilleristas).  Arpilleras are typically constructed from simple and recycled materials such as burlap...

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